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Healing and Living

for my friend & I

To Heal we have to Live

To Live we have to Heal

Never heard of a dead Healing

Nor a Living not craving Healing

Healing is often letting go

Letting go of expectations

Letting go of painful emotions

Letting go of tough feelings

Letting go of unmet desires

Living is loving your life

Living is wanting to be

Living is embracing the now

Living is gratitude for the gift

Living is doing your best 

To Live therefore, we have to Heal

If we don’t Heal, we can’t be us

If we don’t Heal, we can’t embrace the now

If we don’t Heal, we can’t be grateful for the gift

If we don’t Heal, we can’t do our best

With Love and Forgiveness 

Faith and Hope

We can find inner Peace

We can Heal and Live

We can Live and Heal


P.S: A friend and I are going through a process, let’s call it a healing and living process. I got inspired this morning to write this down. Hope it helps someone out there



Marie Angele Abanga (simplified to Marie Abanga) aka MAG likes to describe herself as a “Jacqueline of several trades”. She is an everyday woman and mother with a zigzag profile. Let’s give it a try! She is an Activist, an Author, a Coach, a Consultant, a Feminist, a Lawyer, a Lecturer, a Prince 2 Project Manager, a Psychotherapist, a Philanthropist, a minister of the Word of God and...! She just loves to sum it up by saying she is a person of passions and a tale of talents. Her life’s journey has filled over 6 books already and her three musketeers keep her busy at home. MAG is also the founder and CEO of the association Hope for the Abused and Battered, and the Country Director of the Gabriel Bebonbechem Foundation for Epilepsy & Mental wellbeing. The plethora of life's experiences and shenanigans she has lived through and learned from in near 4 decades of existence, have equipped her with such an arsenal to coach, train and motivate just any and everyone. She is so charismatic, dynamic and full of life, going by her designed mantra of 3Ds: Determination; Discipline and Dedication. These sum her+her quest to be the best version of herself and impact others perfectly. She attributes all her wealth of knowledge to her conscientious attendance of both informal and formal school.

6 thoughts on “Healing and Living

  1. This message should be read by your readers over and over again. It is filled with inspirational wisdom. It is NOT simply words on a screen. It is words that motivate ACTIONS necessary to maximize one’s lot in life.

    I frequently say that we can CHOOSE to be as happy or miserable as we eventually become. So many believe they are “victims” of misfortune. In reality, many create their misfortunes and then are forced to live with them. No one likes to blame themselves for unhappiness. People, therefore, turn to the WORLD as the enemy harboring anger and resentment for much of their lives.

    This is a sad commentary. The good news is changing one’s course in life can be as simple as following a pragmatic philosophy. Where can this philosophy be found? Scroll up and read Marie’s “Healing and Living!”

    1. I am living witness to the power to choose how we feel/do with those feelings, and I’ll use one little recent example. I had some issues with mum and we share same office. I began despising going to work on days she’ll probably come too. When I’ll see her car parked in front of the building, I’ll start frowning and you can imagine the rest…then I quickly got fed up with these thoughts of trouble and feelings of woe just by seeing a car…I decided to start smiling when I saw that car and to amuse myself in case of any drama. Well, it’s been a month now and there has been none. She is actually doing much better and I think from every feel of it she is Healing and Living. I use such bosom examples to inspire and motivate. Thanks for your comments. My friend and I actually met today and with unspoken words expressed our gratitude to each other and the universe

      1. Authenticity and Vulnerability are such powerful tools I fear many find themselves “unworthy” to carry them. Yet, we sometimes ‘laugh’ at those who do while envying them at the same time. It boils down to choosing…

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